Free Music: Classical music, jazz quartets, and cutting-edge bands.
Free Speech: A-list plays, quick-witted comedy, and readings.
Free Food: The best happy hours, plus where to score delectabledirt-cheap eats—from burgers to BYOB Thai to pre-theater Peruvian.
Free Films: Outdoors and indoors, from indies to cult faves.
Free Classes: Take a morning tai chi class, learn to identify a good cabernet, or find out how to start your own business.
Free (or Almost) Accommodations: Apartment rentals, couch-surfing, and low-cost (yet surprisingly posh!) hotels.
"In the land of $49 burgers and $1,000-a-night hotel rooms, author Ethan Wolff shows that the adventurous budgettraveler can still do the Big Apple in style. Written forresidents as well as visitors, this guide has plenty of goodclear maps and a chapter of free and cheap itineraries."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"Great info . . . This irreverent insider's guide gets points for flagging overrated attractions."
—The Washington Post
"[Makes] one of the most expensive cities in the world accessible to those of us with champagne tastes and beer budgets."